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Mujeres Poderosas 3 Group

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Puerto Plata, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic / Food

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A loan helped to buy coconut, plantains, cane and all kind of fruits for her fruit stand.


Mujeres Poderosas 3 Group's story

Luz is the coordinator of her group, "Mujeres Poderosa 3" ("Powerful Women 3"). She makes her home in a simple structure with her husband and two children. She says that her most difficult challenges were raising her children all by myself. In the meantime she plans to continue enjoying to sing and helping others. Luz plans to use this loan to invest in her fruit stand, by buying coconuts, plantains, banana, cane, and other fruits. She will use the profits to invest in her business and she dreams of improving it and being able to help others. She has had her business for one year, starting with $27 US that she saved. Luz is excited to be taking her first loan with Esperanza. Luz's story is representative of her group and of Esperanza's Haitian and Dominican clients generally, many of whom recently emigrated to the DR from Haiti. Her group is located in Puerto Plata, a port town on the north coast where the economy is based on tourism. This area, like nearly all impoverished areas of the Dominican Republic, suffers from unreliable running water (none of which is potable) and electricity.